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Azeem A.

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Degree: Medicine (Bachelors) - Imperial College London University

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About me:

My name is Azeem Alam and I am a fourth year medical student at King’s College London. I am currently undertaking the Surgery and Anaesthesia BSc at Imperial College London.

I have extensive tutoring experience and have tutored students from the age of 9 to 25 years old for many years in subjects including Medicine, sciences, Maths, Geography and university admissions tests (UKCAT/GAMSAT etc). I am therefore extremely passionate about educating students in order for them to achieve their maximum potential.

I have a lot of experience teaching younger children at after-school clubs, youth groups and have been involved in tutoring and mentoring underprivileged children. I have also taught First Aid at schools as a Red Cross volunteer and have been involved in the Alex Curtis Memorial Trust to educate children in schools by giving presentations on the management of asthma and other allergic conditions. As a result, I have had several comprehensive CRB checks and have been tutoring for a long period of time. Tutoring for several years, I have fully grasped all the tips and tricks surrounding the key to great grades, and have helped many students achieve top marks. 

I have achieved consistently high grades throughout GCSEs, A-levels and at medical school and have taken part in research projects relating to prostate cancer, vesicovaginal fistulae, renal transplantation, suicide and depression. I have presented at a variety of conferences including the Emirates International Urological Conference (2014) in Dubai where I gave a speech to an audience of experienced consultants on the role of vesicovaginal fistulae in the third world following my trip to Nepal. 

As an individual with strong planning, organising and monitoring skills, I always plan my work in a logical, well defined and clearly thought-out manner, with definite objectives, timelines and endpoints. I have taken part in various publications whilst at medical school and during the BSc course.

Tutoring Approach:
I believe that it is paramount for a student, not just to absorb information and facts, but to be able to put these concepts into practice through their full understanding. As a medical student, I know that rote learning is not the key to success - it is the ability to use your knowledge to answer diverse and probing questions that may initially seem outside your comfort zone.

I, therefore, construct a simple but effective study programme, incorporating the student's aims, in order to develop their strengths and remove any weaknesses. Due to my organisation skills, a structured plan is produced to maximise the student's chances of success and help them to achieve the grades they deserve. 

Exam technique is also an extremely important factor for students to understand and, therefore, I incorporate exam technique tips and tricks within all lesson plans.

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Biology A Level £22 /hr
Biology GCSE £20 /hr
Geography GCSE £20 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £22 /hr
.BMAT (BioMedical Admissions) Uni Admissions Test £25 /hr
.UKCAT. Uni Admissions Test £25 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
BiologyA-LevelA*
GeographyA-LevelA*
Ancient HistoryA-LevelA
MathsA-LevelA
ChemistryA-LevelA
UKCATUni Admissions Test725
BMATUni Admissions Test6.1
Disclosure and Barring Service

CRB/DBS Standard

05/06/2015

CRB/DBS Enhanced

No

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Questions Azeem has answered

What is DNA replication and how does the cell cycle regulate cell division?

DNA replication is the production of two identical DNA strands from one original DNA molecule and is a nearly error-free process that occurs in all living organisms. This is because, in order for a cell to divide, it must first replicate its DNA. It is therefore a vital biological process and ...

DNA replication is the production of two identical DNA strands from one original DNA molecule and is a nearly error-free process that occurs in all living organisms. This is because, in order for a cell to divide, it must first replicate its DNA. It is therefore a vital biological process and the basis for inheritence. 

Cell cycle regulator genes strictly regulate when DNA replication occurs and therefore when cell division can take place.

G0 is the resting phase of the cell cycle which occurs after mitosis, but when a cell is NOT preparing to divide again. At any one point, most cells are in the quiescent (G0) phase. G1 is the phase after mitosis and before the next round of DNA synthesis. During G1, the cell enlarges and makes new proteins. Towards the end of G1, there is a restriction point. This is for the cell to assess whether it is prepared for cell division. Once this point is passed, the cell is committed to DNA replication. S is the phase of DNA synthesis, when the new DNA is actually formed. This process takes 6-8 hours in eukaryotes and only 40min in prokaryotes. In the G2 phase, DNA is condensed into chromosomes in preparation for mitosis. Just before mitosis, there is a checkpoint which assesses if the DNA has replicated properly and whether there are any mutations requiring repair. In the M (mitotic) phase, the chromosomes actually pull apart and there is subsequent cell division.

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